Toni Morrison의 Beloved 연구 : Sethe의 정체성 형성 과정에 나타난 주변인물의 역할
(A) Study of Toni Morrison Beloved : The Roles of the Main Characters in Establishing Sethe's Identity
Toni Morrion Beloved 정체성 영문학 문학연구;
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This thesis is examined with respect to the roles of the major characters-Beloved, Denver and Paul-in establishing Sethe's identity. To do this, it is necessary to mention the variety of Beloved's identity. Thus Beloved's identity and role, the role of Denver and that of Paul D are looked into in the main subject. The characters in Beloved accept Beloved as 'something' differently, through their own recognition and experience. As for Sethe, Beloved is her dead daughter and for Denver, her dead elder sister. For Paul D, she is a young woman and for Stamp Paid, a black girl violated by a whiteman. Also, to the women community, she is accepted as the evil being from the past. But Beloved defines herself the girl from a slave ship. Judging from her words, Beloved can be interpreted as Sethe's mother, Sethe's grandmother or all Black's ancestor. Like this, there are the possibilities of the various interpretations on Beloved's identity. However it is certain that the people at Bluestone Road come to establish their own identities by Beloved. They experience 'rememory', remembering their pressed past once again, and find themselves through the process of the healing. In other words, Beloved helps Sethe to trace back the past, to feel her mother's love, and to free from a guilty conscience which she killed her baby girl eighteen years ago. And Beloved assists Denver, who feels the sense of isolation separated from the past world, to understand her mother, Sethe. By telling her birth story she likes best and creating it in Sethe's view, Denver understands her mother, supports her home and becomes a mature woman. Also, Beloved is the one that pries Paul D's tobacco tin open, where he buried his red heart and have lived. She gives Paul D his red heart back. Now Denver and Paul D, who undergo their own 'rememory' and find themselves, really holds their hands with Sethe. Holding-hands shadow is realized, indeed. When Beloved makes Sethe exhausted, Denver opens the closed door and goes to Black community, giving the future life. And Paul D presents hope to Sethe, who suffers from another loss due to Beloved's disappearance. Holding her fingers and telling her that they need some kind of tomorrow, Paul D wakes up Sethe's self. Through this novel, Beloved, Toni Morrison calls her Black people 'Beloved'. Morrison calls out 'unspeakable thoughts, unspoken' to America suffering from the disease, 'national amnesia'. Even though one slavery, the slave system, disappeared, there remains another slavery continuous until now. By revealing this, Morrison wants her people to heal. Also, Morrison wants the reader not to close her novel, by reading it only one time. As you know in the ambiguity of Beloved's identity and the fragments of information, She draws the readers' participation, by having them combine the whole picture of the novel and open it with wonder continuously.